A referral to an ophthalmologist doesn’t ensure the service will be fully covered by all insurance plans. Before your appointment, be sure to check with your insurance company about your benefits and any out-of-pocket costs for vision and eye-care services.

Blindness or low vision affects 3.3 million Americans age 40 and over, or one in 28 people, according to the National Eye Institute. This figure is projected to reach 5.5 million by the year 2020. Having a problem that affects your vision can be worrisome , but receiving the best available care from a highly-qualified doctor specializing in ophthalmology can bring peace of mind.

At The Polyclinic, Dr. Todd Johnston and Dr. Sameer Khan care for patients of all ages who experience vision loss as well as many other conditions that affect the eyes and surrounding tissues. All of our ophthalmologists are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have numerous years of experience.

Whether it's treatment for cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration (three common diseases that can cause vision loss) or a comprehensive eye exam and prescription for glasses or contacts, our board-certified physicians provide total eye care. Additionally, Dr. Khan specializes in LASIK procedures.

We are now the first to perform and offer cataract laser-assisted cataract surgery using the LenSx® Laser System in downtown Seattle. This laser was the first femtosecond laser cleared for use in cataract surgery. The LenSx laser enables us to create more highly precise incisions and perform a more customizable procedure than in traditional cataract surgery.  It is especially helpful in allowing us to remove cataracts and treat astigmatism simultaneously. Our advanced intraocular lenses, used to replace the cloudy lens we remove in cataract surgery, combined with this latest laser technology can help us improve a patient’s vision and reduce their dependence on glasses after surgery.

Our physicians can treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Dry eye/red eye
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Blurred vision
  • Diabetes-related eye problems
  • Trauma

Note: The Polyclinic Ophthalmology Department does not prescribe or renew prescriptions for Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses. You can get your prescription or renewal from Blink Optical located in the Madison Center main lobby, as they have specialized expertise in RGP lenses.